Takoyaki (Octopus Balls)

Imagine a gooey hot steamy pancake. Now imagine a savoury version of that, with a delicious piece of octopus topped with scallions, takoyaki sauce and bonito flakes.

This recipe is from MyColombianRecipes.com and is my adaptation of it. Be sure to check them out for a more in depth instructions.
  • Honest Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Time Spent Cooking: 15 Minutes
  • Assembly: 1 Minute
  • Level Of Difficulty: Hard

Ingredients

  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the fish then soak it in lime juice in a bowl.  Season with salt and cover in the fridge for 3 hours.
  2.  Drain the lime juice, lightly rinse the fish, add the peppers and onions and then refrigerate for 2 more hours.
  3. Finish off with the cilantro, lime juice and season to taste. This goes very well with some crackers. Easy?

Meal Swapper

  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Your Advisor

The only ingredient with enough calories worth tracking is the fish. Feel free to use more or less of the other ingredients.

I would recommend having fish 2-3 times per week.